Scott Walker “Testing the Waters” at Road to Majority Conference

PolitiChicks.comWisconsin Governor Scott Walker was the keynote speaker at the Road to Majority Saturday night dinner. Speaking to a gathering of religious conservatives, Scott Walker began his speech asking for a moment of prayer for the “nine brothers and sisters in Christ who were taken on Wednesday in the Charleston shooting.” Walker then called the shooting a “racist and evil act.”

The crowd of several hundred ended the conference with a dinner gave Walker a very enthusiastic reception. Walker, an evangelical Christian, pointed out the forgiveness from the family members of the victims stating, “They showed us, they showed their community, they showed their state, they showed their country, they showed the world what it means to be a Christian.”

Walker, who hasn’t formally declared his presidential but has created a “Testing the Waters” committee. Sounding like an already-announced presidential candidate during his speech, he discussed his record such as battling state unions, the laws he passed during his four years as governor, and surviving his recall election.

“If we can do it in a state as blue as Wisconsin,” he said, “there’s no doubt we can do it anywhere in America.”

The governor wasted no time criticizing Obama foreign policy, citing the president’s recent speech stating that climate change, and not ISIS, was the biggest threat facing America.  The crowd gave him a boisterous standing ovation when he said,

“We’ve got a president who earlier this year at the graduation ceremony of the Coast Guard, he stood up and actually told the graduates that the number-one threat to military in the world today is global warming. I’ve got a message for you Mr. President: The number-one threat to the military, the number-one threat to America, the number-one threat to the world is radical Islamic terrorism. ”

It has been leaked that Walker is planning to announce mid-July after Wisconsin legislative session ends. No confirmation of whether this is true or not has been said by Walker but looking at and the enthusiastic crowd when Walker spoke as well as leading the national polls, especially in Iowa, my money is on Walker to definitely announce his presidential run just like rumors announced. And given the likelihood the democratic challenge can either be Hillary Clinton or Bernie Saunders, Republicans need to find someone who can beat either or to take the White House seat in 2016. Walker is one perfect candidate who can beat a Democrat and get results.

Mona Salama

Mona Salama is a PolitiChicks political reporter based in New York City covering politics and NYPD. She reports broadly on the 2016 campaign trail from the road and at home. Prior to joining PolitiChicks, Mona started with Wayne Dupree's WAAR where she covered NY politics, 2014 mid-term elections, and the NYPD. In 2015, DC Gazette considers Mona as one of the 20 rising Conservative stars. She was cited as "generally one of the most stunning women in political commentary with a huge future ahead of her, we’re pretty sure Mona Salama will soon easily be the next Andrea Tantaros and a common conservative household name." Currently she is finishing her Masters, all while at the same time covering the 2016 Presidential race, in Public Policy at John Jay College in New York City. Mona can be followed on twitter at @MonaSalama_ and email: [email protected]

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